The civil trial against BP over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill enters its fourth day, after a full day of testimony that included an expert witness who said BP played “fast and loose” with a safety test and submitted selective and misleading data to federal regulators regarding the oil company’s response to the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, which killed 11 workers and led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. BP officials have acknowledged cost-cutting measures, but the company line has been that saving money did not come at the expense of safety. BP’s attorneys are attempting to refute charges of gross negligence in the trial, which will assess responsibility for the oil spill and determine fines BP will pay to five Gulf states, including Alabama, as well as to the federal government. Meanwhile, the Mobile, Alabama, oil spill attorneys at Long & Long are evaluating claims from business owners and property owners who experienced financial harm or loss of property value related to the disaster. We are currently investigating claims related to:
Time to seek compensation related to the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is limited. If you’re a business owner or property owner from the Gulf areas of Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana or Texas and you suffered revenue loss of property damage as a result of the oil spill, please contact Long & Long for your free case consultation.